Fire Down Below 1997 R CC

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(124) IMDb 4.9/10
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An Environmental Protection Agency agent goes undercover in a small Southern mining community to investigate reports of toxic dumping and the murder of a fellow agent.

Starring:
Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger
Runtime:
1 hour 45 minutes

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Fire Down Below

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Starring Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger
Supporting actors Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Dean Stanton, Levon Helm, Mark Collie, Alex Harvey, Ed Bruce, Amelia Neighbors, Richard Masur, Michael Krawic, Clay Jeter, Yvonne Pollard, Newell Alexander, Peggy Lynn, Patsy Lynn, John Diehl, Michael Mattison
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

It was a pretty good action movie.
Sugga40827
I dont know why I use to make fun of that guy so much but ive watched his movies, and I love them!
A. Pierre
Steven Seagal can do no wrong ,,, and has no rival at what he does !!!
Matthew J. Molina Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Good story line, excellent casting, action but not brutal like some of Segal's other movies, good music, some comedy, and even a love story. What more could you ask for? Makes for a very relaxing evening. Our whole family enjoyed it right down to the six year old who has watched it several times. By the way, your first person on this site who gave a review did not see the picture as Steven Segal did not sing in it but did play the guitar and rather well. If you are going to accept reviews they should at least see the movie rather than trying to be funny at someone else's expense.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on January 9, 2007
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
If you like Steven Segal, you will love this movie. He is fabulous in it, and slams the really evil bad guys in their faces, the way they deserve to be slammed. He is dashing, handsome, and very sensitive to the nice people in the town he is visiting. He is caring and tries to help them. He also is a gentleman, besides meting out his special type of punishment, the way we all just LOVE to see. I love this movie.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By morgoth on March 25, 2006
Format: DVD
If you have seen all of segal's stuff and want something a little different, I think you will like this. Of course they have segal doing a lot of stuff that he wouldn't be possibly able to do, but it is still better than watching orlando bloom or somebody ripping guys apart.

The story like I said is actually pretty good and a touching story with an old man and segal working on a nice lady's stairs makes this superior to most martial arts type movies story-lines. Not that I would call this a real kungfu movie or nothing, it plays a little more like a REAL amrican version of a jackie chan style movie, just a lot more drama.

Good explosions, good car chase, and some quality stephen segal action. If you thought exit wounds was decent at all, you will like this.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Roberto Frangie on December 30, 2006
Format: DVD
Steven Seagal is one of those actors with a totally winning personality... He is simply an authority figure, a killing machine with a heart of purest gold... I can't help it; I like the guy.

In 'Fire Down Below,' he is an outsider posing as a church sponsored carpenter while he works for the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a greedy coal baron from dumping extremely large quantities of toxic wastes in abandoned coal mines... Those dangerous chemicals could destroy the drinking water for thousands of miles and kill a bunch of people around the hills... Seagal gallantly promised not to leave the small town until the poison from the air, the streams and the earth is taken out...

Many thugs (with snakes, sticks, guns, and big trucks) are hired by the uncaring mining magnate to get rid of our action hero but Seagal remains virtually untouched...

'Fire Down Below' highlights new environmental message but fails to come up with the expectations... First, Seagal's amorous interest with the sad country woman seems artificial, used in the film to grant the 'new visitor' easy access to statements he might need... Second, the motion picture lacks the best villain whose prowess could equals Seagal's... Steven's character never really faces much of a challenge... In fact, the fight scenes are too short and extremely fast and easy...

If you are a fan of country music and you want to see Seagal playing guitar and singing, and you like to explore sweeping vistas with glorious sunsets, don't miss this movie!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie L. Pitts on October 20, 2005
Format: DVD
I have watched this movie three times. It has action, a very good plot, and humor. And believe it or not, it does get a little chilly in ol'kentuck, especially 1/4 mile below.
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Format: DVD
By the time "Fire Down Below" rolled around, it was all too clear that things had taken a turn for the worse with ol' Steven Seagal. His days as an A-lister were almost completely behind him, and the only awards his films were considered for were the dishonorable Razzis. Our favorite wrist-snapping aikido master was in the doldrums - stuck between his best work and his short-lived comeback, and just barely making back the budgets of his offerings. Nevertheless, critical response to his movies never matched my feelings, and for what it's worth, I think "Fire Down Below" is a pretty fine vehicle.

For all non-canonical purposes, the movie is a spiritual successor to On Deadly Ground. Seagal is Jack Taggart, an EPA agent dispatched to ascertain what's causing the toxic epidemic that's swept a small Kentucky town owned by a wealthy millionaire (Kris Kristofferson, Blade trilogy) and operated by his son (Brad Hunt, Cookers) and the local posse. After fending off several attacks by the proprietors' goons and getting affectionately involved with the town's beautiful outcast (Marg Helgenberger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Taggart realizes that the sicknesses arising around the town are not the result of some environmental accident, but of something purposely ruthless and dangerous...
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